About Tricia


Until January 5, Knoll’s new chapbook The Unknown Daughter is listed at pre-sale price on Finishing Line Press’ website for $15.99. After January 5, the cost goes up $2.00 a copy. The publication and mailing date is the first week of March, 2024.

Link to the order form, critics’ reviews and description of the 24 poems in The Unknown Daughter.

Other poetry collections:

Recent essay:

A list of Knoll’s online poems.

Bio: Tricia Knoll has been writing poetry since the age of 12. She began submitting poetry for publication after retiring. Ten poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and one for Best of Net. 

Her first published poem was in 1970 in a tabloid called View from the Bottom. Then for 40 years, she wrote promotional or education materials to earn a living. More than 300 of her haiku and poems have appeared in online or print journals and poetry anthologies. Visit the “books” tab for introductions to her collected works. 

Described in bytes: Mother, grandmother, wife, feminist, dancer, weight lifter, Master Gardener. She writes eco-poetry, lyric and narrative poetry and haiku. In 2015 Tricia wrote her thoughts on feminism for The Persimmon Tree Journal and in 2016 a contribution to Trish Hopkinson’s blog  on why she regrets waiting until after retirement to begin writing  seriously.

Eco-poetry? Poetry  that highlights  connectedness in nature, responsibility to care for the world we’ve been given, help to remember what we have lost – and encourages holding up hope for doing no more harm. Knoll’s poem “Gray Whale” is included in the 2018 anthology Fire and Rain – Eco-Poetry of California out from Scarlet Tanager Press.